Festival season is quickly approaching and with advance tickets selling out across the country, this season is looking to be bigger and better than the last. Today marks the release of not one, but two new festival lineups. Both Forecastle (Louisville, Kentucky) and new comer Shaky Beats (Atlanta, Georgia).
This will be the first year for Shaky Beats, but this is more of an expansion of the founding festival Shaky Knees. Shaky Beats will give C3 Presents a chance to expand from the rock roots of Shaky Knees to capitalize on popular dance culture. The lineup is already pretty impressive in its first year with Odesza, Big Gigantic, Porter Robinson, Mo, and the mysterious Marshmello. However it will also feature hip-hop artists such as the legend Nas and A$AP Ferg who will perform on one of the three stages.
Shaky Beats will take place in Atlanta, Georgia on May 20th-22nd. Regular priced tickets run for $185 for all three days. If you act fast and sign up to join the e-list, you will be able to participate in the pre-sale starting at 10 a.m. on December 9th. Pre-sale tickets are $162.
More information can be be found on the Shaky Beats website.
On the other end of the spectrum, Forecastle Music Festival has been around since 2002 and is produced by AC Entertainment, who are the masterminds behind Bonnaroo. The Forecastle lineup is geared towards the indie/rock crowds with artists such as Alabama Shakes, Death Cab for Cutie, Walk The Moon, Group Love, Gary Clark Jr, Moon Taxi, and Shakey Graves. The lineup has a fair amount of diversity with acts such as Glass Animals, Sylvan Esso, Danny Brown, and the sultry sax melodies provided by Big Gigantic.
Forecastle Festival takes place in Louisville, Kentucky on July 15th-17th at Waterfront Park. The festival grounds overlook the Ohio River and provide the perfect backdrop for an evening of music festivities. Tickets start at $149 and can be purchased at the link below.